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Gerald Christian: “I can always say I was Mr. Irrelevant”

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – There’s nothing wrong with being irrelevant. Gerald Christian is living proof that life is good when you’re irrelevant. Christian had to wait for three days, but his name was finally called at the very end of the 2015 NFL Draft, as he has the distinction of being Mr. Irrelevant, after the Arizona Cardinals chose ... Read More »

Cardinals draft a missile in J.J. Nelson

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – In the NFL, speed kills. J.J. Nelson killed with his speed at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and at the NFL Scouting Combine, and now he’ll get his chance to blow past defenders with the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona had bookend selections [158th and 159th overall] in the fifth round and went defense first with defensive ... Read More »

Chronicles of Shaq Riddick and Cardinals

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – Shaq Riddick is on another level. Riddick graduated from Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio, in three years with an Associate’s Degree. That put him 70 credit hours ahead of his peers, which snowballed into him graduating from Gardner-Webb University in three years. Riddick needed more of a challenge in his life, so he ... Read More »

David Johnson “ready to take the load” for Cardinals

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – David Johnson had a feeling the Arizona Cardinals were interested in him during his senior year. One of Arizona’s area scouts was at every one of Johnson’s practices, and Johnson even had a chance to talk with Cardinals running backs coach Stump Mitchell at the Senior Bowl. “We talked a little bit, and they ... Read More »

For D.J. Humphries, family means everything

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – D.J. Humphries’ mother and father were teenagers when they had him; Humphries’ father, Dierrias, was 15, and his mother, Keisha, was 16. We’ve seen and read many stories about teenage fathers and/or mothers leaving their children because they couldn’t handle the pressure that comes with being a young parent. It wasn’t the case with ... Read More »

Cardinals sparing no expense in strengthening offensive line

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – The offensive line for the Arizona Cardinals has been atrocious in recent years. From the 2010 season through the 2013 season, Arizona’s offensive lines gave up a total of 203 sacks – including 58 in 2012. General manager Steve Keim is a former offensive lineman himself. It irked him to see how poorly his ... Read More »

D.J. Humphries turned his dreams into a reality

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – The NFL Draft Advisory Board sent D.J. Humphries a letter suggesting that he stay in school and finish out his senior season. He completely disregarded that letter and didn’t let it dissuade him in his quest to fulfill his dream of playing professional football. “If I don’t believe in myself, nobody else will,” Humphries ... Read More »